All posts by Melanie Glover

About Melanie Glover

After committing myself to a yogic lifestyle I recognized the benefits of how Yoga, meditation, diet, self-care and positive thought can impact a persons life. To deepen my knowledge and mindfulness and a passion to share the gift of Yoga, I chose to complete my Yoga teacher training in September 2014 in Rishikesh India at Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram with Yogrishi Vishveketu in Akhanda Yoga. Akhanda Yoga is a holistic style of yoga that encompasses all of the traditional aspects of Hatha Yoga. Akhanda is similar to the word Yoga in Sanskrit and means indivisible, unbroken tradition, entire, and whole. My teachers Divya Elting and Tara Tarini Taylor introduced me to Akhanda Yoga and it resonated strongly with me because of the emphasis of balance through an integrated varied practice centering on the practitioner’s heart, mind, and body.

Aligning with Connection

This has been a very hard year for me, mostly due to the fact that I had rapid deterioration of quality of life from a degenerative neck condition that not only causes severe pain, but has also caused me to not be able to do the things that I love in life, the things that help me breathe. With the help of a few wonderful people and a lot of support from my husband I have been able to manage my life better and have gained much in return.

chatter in the mind… is distracting

I am learning to think differently about what happens and the reasons behind it. I have gained more empathy for people who suffer from chronic pain and disease and feel more compelled to better myself in order to help them with their journey to find some relief: the rounded “wholistic” kind of relief, not a pill or a quick fix, but a better way to feel through mindful living both physically and mentally. Continue reading